A timeless classic! A girl. A twister. A pair of ruby slippers. With a click of your heels and a sprinkle of musical theatre magic, be prepared to journey into the enchanted Land of Oz in this enduring tale of a Kansas farm girl trying to find her way home. The Wizard of Oz is twisting its way into the heart of Central Louisiana. Holy Savior Menard Theatre Arts proudly presents the stage version of the iconic MGM musical, March 31st through April 2nd at the Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center, under the direction of Cherise Rino.
With a talented cast, elaborate sets and plenty of special effects, audiences can expect to be swept away. The biggest thrill of attending is seeing the movie so affectionately brought to stage life, scene by scene. Featuring classic musical moments such as “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. The cast and crew include over 40 students. Leading roles include: Andrea Juneau as Dorothy Gale of Kansas; Grant Alexander as the Scarecrow; Deason Wagner as the Tin Man; Jacob Jude Rino as the Cowardly Lion; Jennifer St. John as the Wicked Witch of the West; Kaitlyn Wright as Glinda the Good Witch; Beniloyd Murdock as the Wizard; Celicia Ducote as Aunt Em; and Jacob Horn as Uncle Henry.
The curtain rises at 7:00pm Thursday and Friday nights, with two shows scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd beginning at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be pre-purchased at the following locations: the main office of Holy Savior Menard High School, Kirby’s Pharmacy, First Federal Bank Locations, All About Parties, and Mary’s Heart Catholic Church. Call (318) 445-8233 for more information.